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Push and pull

  1. Nov 2, 2009 #1
    Why is it easier to move a chair across the floor by pulling then by pushing it?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 2, 2009 #2
    push the chair at the bottom near it's legs, then try again ;)

    also when pushing, you're pushing down (vertical component of force) so creates more friction because F=\mu.R etc etc etc

    if you were pulling and pushing perfectly in the plane of the chair then it would be just as easy/hard etc etc...
    someone else will put that into English for you
  4. Nov 2, 2009 #3
    so it is easier to pull a chair across the floor because if you push you just add more friction?
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